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# arithmetic mean

## noun

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*Statistics.*- the mean obtained by adding several quantities together and dividing the sum by the number of quantities:
*the arithmetic mean of 1, 5, 2, and 8 is 4.*

arithmetic mean

## noun

- an average value of a set of integers, terms, or quantities, expressed as their sum divided by their number Often shortened tomean Also calledaverage Compare geometric mean
*the arithmetic mean of 3, 4, and 8 is 5*

arithmetic mean

/ ăr′ĭth-mĕt**′**ĭk /

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## Word History and Origins

Origin of arithmetic mean^{1}

First recorded in 1790–1800

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## Example Sentences

Then it will be sufficient to take the arithmetic mean of the two adjustments.

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If, first, we take the arithmetic mean of these limits, we get 117 millions of years.

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In the construction of such an index number the use of the arithmetic mean is not imperative.

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The usual method is to take the arithmetic mean of the values obtained as the correct value.

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